Travel Theme: Peaceful

Unfortunately, I read Beyond Paisley’s post on this theme before starting on mine, and now I’m jealous that she thought to include Otis Redding’s Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay, because that song epitomizes the theme. I lost a competition I hadn’t even entered yet! 🙂

OK, down to business. This week, Ailsa over at Where’s my Backpack has challenged her fellow bloggers to post photos that show the theme “peaceful.” Since the weather outside today is anything but peaceful, I dug through the archives (and just doing that provides some measure of peace). These are the images I think fit the theme this week.

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There were a lot of people wandering around the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival, but the atmosphere was peaceful, nonetheless.

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Time to have a nap under a tree.

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Waiting … waiting for the sun to come up and take the fog up with it, on Walden Pond.

Travel Theme: The Four Elements

In this week’s Travel Theme, Ailsa challenges us to share photos that show earth, air, wind and fire. What I learned while looking through photos is that some of those elements are difficult to illustrate, and that often, more than one is present. Here is my attempt:

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Water. With a grey harbor seal to add interest. This was at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary near the tip of Cape Cod, May, 2013.

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Air, since the heron couldn’t fly without it, and also seen in the mist in the background. This could easily have been a photo illustrating water, as well. This was at Walden Pond, near Concord, Mass., fall of 2012.

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This is my best attempt at earth. Rock formations caused by movements in the earth’s tectonic plates, trees growing out of the earth, and again, water. This was upstate eastern New York, fall of 2012.

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The fire photo once again includes water. This was at WaterFire in Providence, RI, last summer. A fun event, if you’re in the neighborhood.

Travel Theme: Liquid

I’ve been away for a while, but I’m back, and I’ll try to be better about posting. Life should not get in the way of  a good blog post! Today’s Travel Theme is “Liquid,” and these are some of my favorite recent “liquid” photos.

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The petal of a lily after a rainstorm in Quincy, Mass.

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Morning dew drops on vines, Walden Pond, Mass.

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A heron flying across Walden Pond on a fall morning.